Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Original series poster Back in 2016, a Korean drama was released called Cheese in the Trap, starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Go Eun. On the surface, it was a college romance between a rich, popular guy and a poor, hardworking girl. If that sounds familiar, that's because there have been dozens of tv shows … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly, who was twenty-three at the time, decided to fake insanity to be admitted into the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island (right off the coast of New York City). She was inside ten days before she was rescued, and then she wrote of her experiences in the book Ten … Continue reading Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Since finishing the book Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik, I was anxious to watch movies based on his character. If you're curious to read my book review and haven't, here's a link. As it turns out, there are quite a few adaptations centering around this famous magistrate during the Tang … Continue reading Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)

I just got the book this movie is based on at the library and I thought I should watch/read both around the same time. I saw a trailer for this movie earlier this year, and it really intrigued me. I’ve also read some pretty positive reviews of the book from fellow bloggers. But, in this … Continue reading Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)

Horror Movies Mini-Reviews, 2018

As part of my immersion into everything Halloween this month, I knew my Spooktober would not be complete without watching a few horror movies. And I kept a record of all them! So today I’m sharing with you a bunch of mini-reviews for horror movies I watched this month (mostly those released in 2018, though … Continue reading Horror Movies Mini-Reviews, 2018

Movie Review: Tomb Raider

I recently had the opportunity to see the newest Lara Croft reboot movie: Tomb Raider. It was a mostly pleasurable experience. Let me give a warning that I am a huge fan of the rebooted video games, both Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015), though I was never a fan of … Continue reading Movie Review: Tomb Raider

Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

This will not be my usual book review because I just saw a new movie out in theaters and had such strong opinions about it I just had to review it. Growing up, one of my favorite authors was Agatha Christie. And my second book that I read by her (after Death on the Nile) … Continue reading Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Top 11 Korean Dramas

I watch a lot of Korean dramas—probably more than what is good for my health. I talked about this briefly in my American vs. Korean Dramas blog post. So today, instead of my usual Top Nines about books, history, or writing, I am doing something a bit different. A good friend of mine recently asked … Continue reading Top 11 Korean Dramas